Guided tour

From New Orleans: Tour of Destrehan Plantation

4.3 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: Louisiana Tour Company

From New Orleans: Tour of Destrehan Plantation

Activity provider: Louisiana Tour Company

From US$ 65 per person

Visit Destrehan Plantation, the closest plantation to New Orleans. This tour includes round-trip transportation and a 1-hour tour of this French Colonial antebellum style mansion in the with lush gardens.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your accommodation in New Orleans. There is a 30-minute pickup window between 8:15 AM and 8:45 AM. Please be in front of your location for pickup time and look out for a bus that says Alert Transportation.

Experience

Highlights
  • Take advantage of a convenient tour just 30 minutes from New Orleans and the French Quarter
  • Enjoy a guided tour of this antebellum Mansion, the oldest plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley
  • Visit authentic slave quarters that outline the history of the 1811 Slave Revolt
  • Explore the lush grounds with moss-draped Live Oaks at your own pace
Full description
Established in 1787 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Destrehan Plantation remains the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley. After being picked up, take a short 35-minute drive to the plantation house for a 1-hour guided tour and then take 45 minutes to explore the grounds on your own. The plantation’s history consists of many notable people and events. The plantation served as a home to Marie Celeste Robin de Logny and her husband Jean Noel Destrehan, the most successful sugar producer in St. Charles Parish and one of the driving forces in Louisiana Statehood. The plantation exhibits an original document signed by President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of State James Madison, appointing Jean Noel to the Orleans Territorial Council responsible for creating Louisiana’s civil law of government.   Destrehan Plantation was the site where one of the three trials took place following the 1811 Slave Revolt, one of the largest slave revolts in U.S. History led by Charles Deslondes. During the Civil War, the Union Army seized the plantation and established the Rost Home Colony, where newly freed slaves learned trades enabling them to transition into a life of freedom.
Includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transport in an air-conditioned mini bus or van
  • 1 hour guided tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • Some walking is required on unpaved walkways
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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August 19, 2021

Tour guides were great and very very knowledgeable.

August 9, 2021

May 4, 2021

Product ID: 303138